HyperDic: compensation

English > 3 senses of the word compensation:
NOUNpossessioncompensationsomething (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
processcompensation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
actcompensation, recompensethe act of compensating for service or loss or injury
compensation > pronunciation
Soundskaa.mpahnsey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > compensation: 3 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningSomething (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury).
Narrowerblood moneycompensation paid to the family of a murdered person
counterbalance, offsetA compensating equivalent
damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redressA sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
emolumentcompensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)
overcompensationexcessive compensation
reimbursementcompensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.
reparation(usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors
reparationcompensation (given or received) for an insult / insult or injury
workmen's compensationcompensation for death or injury suffered by a worker in the course of his employment
BroaderrecompensePayment or reward (as for service rendered)
Spanishcompensación, indemnización
Catalanindemnització
Verbscompensatemake payment to
compensatemake amends for
compensatedo or give something to somebody in return
compensatemake reparations or amends for
English > compensation: 3 senses > noun 2, process
Meaning(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors.
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Narrowerovercompensation(psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite
Broaderdefense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
Spanishcompensación
Catalancompensació
Verbscompensatemake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
English > compensation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of compensating for service or loss or injury.
Synonymrecompense
NarrowerindemnificationAn act of compensation for actual loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance
Broadercorrection, rectificationThe act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake
Spanishcompensación, recompensa
Catalancompensació, recompensa
Verbscompensatemake payment to
compensatemake amends for
compensatedo or give something to somebody in return
compensatemake reparations or amends for
compensateadjust for

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